Seattle and its magic.

Seattle and its magic.

Sometimes we need to disconnect from our daily routine, and that’s what my best friend tried to do for me, she wanted me to disconnect from my routine. So, she called me and told me that she had booked a flight for me to go and visit her and her boyfriend in Seattle!!! She did not mention it before, she just went ahead and did it, and that’s the best thing that she could have done because if she had asked me for a date, I would have said that I was busy until September. But that’s the reason why we all have a friend, right? Because they know you so well that they know how you are going to react to pretty much any situation. My weekend getaway started on a Thursday morning, I got to the airport 3 hours before the flight (way too early I know) but I did not want to take the chance of having any issues with my luggage, ticketing or finding the door on time. I sat right next to the boarding gate, and while I was waiting, I kept working on assignments for school. After a 7 hours flight, I was finally in Seattle. I could not help but see how everything was so different. My friend and her boyfriend were waiting for me at the airport, it had been two years and a half years since I saw her. It was raining, but I was so excited that I did not care! The airport is located in Tacoma which is a small city 40 minutes away from Seattle.  When we got to Seattle, the first thing that I saw was the Starbucks headquarters. I was so impressed, there was a Starbucks in every corner, and one of the craziest things was that every single one of them had customers. That was the beginning of the journey.

There are so many things to do, and I had so little time. So, I’m here to tell you the best places to visit in Seattle in 2 days (because if I am honest, that’s all that I had). So, let’s get into it:

  • Space Needle: This is a must if you are visiting Seattle. This incredible building was built between 1961 and 1962. You can either drive over there or take a little monorail that you can choose from downtown Seattle, and it will drop you off right in front of the Needle. When I went in April, there were some areas under construction because they are remodeling the building. So, the tickets were cheaper for us, you can click here to go to their website. Before getting into the elevator, you will walk through a hall filled with pictures that will tell you the story of the Space Needle; when and how it was built. When you get to the top it is breathtaking, you can see the whole city from there. It is one of those places that you will never forget.
  • First Starbucks store: I had the opportunity to visit the first Starbucks store, and it was such a fantastic experience. This little store is located in the heart of Seattle, and it is so small that people have to make lines outside of the store to get their delicious coffee. They tried to keep like it was in the past, you can even see the original logo on the walls. That’s the place where Gordon Bowker, Zev Siegl, and Jerry Baldwin began their journey and their dreams.
  • Gas Works Park: this incredible park was my first stop. My best friend lives a few miles away from it, and it is gorgeous. From here you can see the whole city. There is an old gas structure in the middle of the park (which is where the name came from), and people go and take pictures with it. It is a perfect spot to watch the sunset and chill for a while with your friends or even by yourself.
  • Downtown Seattle: one thing that I love about going to new cities is going to their downtown. This the heart of the city. Public transportation works really good, so if you don’t feel like renting a car or taking cabs, you can take the bus. There are even apps that will let you know what time the bus is coming and the stops. Downtown Seattle is enormous, you can find malls, stores like Macy’s, Walgreen, Starbucks, and much more. There are so many restaurants, and you can take the monorail to go to the space needle from over there. One of the things that impressed me the most was the Amazon spheres. They are located in the heart of Seattle, and its architecture is incredible. It is made entirely of glass, and it is filled with plants; employees have the opportunity to come here and work in a different environment, and the building is open to the public twice per month. I did not know before going there that Seattle is a tech city, companies like Amazon and Microsoft were born there. Fantastic, isn’t it?
  • Pike Place public market: one of my favorite places. This incredible public market is located in downtown Seattle. Here you can find pretty much anything you want. From flower sellers to clothing stores. If you are like me and you like to browse around and chat with the owners of the stores, you will have the time of your life. Here in the Pike Place is where the famous gum wall is located. Let me tell you, it is disgusting but at the same time, it is so cool how people have made so many things with gum. You can see promises, names, dates, and so many other things. It is an excellent place for pictures and if you want to make any pledge… just bring gum with you!

There are so many things that you can do in this beautiful city. Unfortunately, I did not have much time, and we went camping the next day after my arrival (which I will tell you about in another post). If you have the chance to visit this incredible city, please do. I am sure that you will love it as much as I did!

 

Tan solo palabras – Escritos de madrugada.

Tan solo palabras – Escritos de madrugada.

¿Como lo ame? déjame contar todas las maneras… las pecas en su nariz, la forma en la que se mordía el labio inferior cuando estaba pensando, la forma en la que su cabello se movía mientras caminaba y como cuando corría se veía como si hubiese nacido para ir rápido. Como encajaba mi cabeza perfectamente en su pecho, su olor, el tacto de sus labios y su piel, que estaba siempre cálida, cuando sonreía como si tuviese un secreto.

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¿Sera cierto que, todos tenemos una fecha de vencimiento?

¿Sera cierto que, todos tenemos una fecha de vencimiento?

Hace ya unos dias recibí un email de mi papa, cada vez que recibo un email de el es por negocios, trabajo, asuntos familiares, etc. Sin embargo, esta vez el email iba un poco mas allá, el quería hacernos reflexionar sobre la vida y que tanto podemos hacer de ella. Como todo al final, depende de cada uno de nosotros que llegamos a hacer y quien llegamos a ser. Continue reading “¿Sera cierto que, todos tenemos una fecha de vencimiento?”

Consejos:¿vale la pena una relación a distancia?

Consejos:¿vale la pena una relación a distancia?

¿Quién ha estado en una relación a distancia? Me declaro culpable.
Aunque no lo crean, muchas veces deseamos ir contra lo imposible solo porque para otros se les ha hecho más fácil o en otras palabras el milagro del amor ha sucedido y ellos han triunfado en contra de las adversidades o como muchos la llaman, vida. Sin embargo, los caramelos no siempre son dulces y como si fuesen una caja sorpresa a algunos nos tocan los ácidos.

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Una carta para ti, 2017.

Una carta para ti, 2017.

Querido 2017,

Espero que hayas tenido un excelente viaje y que te haya gustado cada experiencia vivida. Solo quería escribirte para decirte adiós ya que estos 12 meses juntos han sido un poco agridulces. Se que tal vez no alcancen las palabras para explicar todo lo que he sentido este año que vivimos, pero aunque suene duro… estoy feliz de que esto haya llegado a su final.

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¿Nos convertimos en desconocidos después de una ruptura?

¿Nos convertimos en desconocidos después de una ruptura?

Hola peques, ¿alguna vez se han preguntado que pasa con nosotros después de finalizar una relacion? Todo tipo de ruptura tiene un tiempo de duelo donde nosotros tendemos a “sanar” o se supone que deberíamos hacerlo. Increible ¿cierto? Como tenemos el poder de distanciarnos de las personas que en algún momento fueron tan importantes para nosotros, es como si todos fuésemos desechables o faciles de dejar a un lado. Muchas veces es necesario alejarnos, pero ¿realmente necesitas ignorar y olvidar a esa persona? ¿Que tanto te importo? Todos somos capaces de mantener recuerdos, no deseches recuerdos que en algún momento te mantuvieron vivo y que te hicieron sentir tantas cosas… miedo, alegria, pasion o tristeza. Siempre he pensado que dejamos marcas en la vida de cada una de las personas que conocemos y mas en aquellas que tocamos tan profundamente volviendo la marca imborrable.

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Como cambiar tu “mindset” de negativo a positivo.

Como cambiar tu “mindset” de negativo a positivo.

Muchas veces me he considerado una persona positiva, hasta el punto de decir que soy optimista. Sin embargo, es difícil de eliminar esos pensamientos negativos cuando el día va mal o nos ocurre cierto problemilla y queremos eliminar a la mitad de las personas que se nos atraviesan ¿no? ¿Solo a mí? No se sientan mal por esto, es completamente normal y parte de los seres humanos.

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